United Kingdom, London

English Language for Business

when 19 July 2020 - 8 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2070

The English Language for Business course lies at the interface of the academic and occupational fields of business and blends both academic and professional writing and speaking skills to enhance performance in both individual and group tasks.
The English Language for Business course lies at the interface of the academic and occupational fields of business and blends both academic and professional writing and speaking skills to enhance performance in both individual and group tasks.

The course materials draw upon the six major functional areas of business (strategy, marketing, finance, human resources, technology and equipment, and operations) to both contextualize skills and provide opportunities for business language development. The writing materials, which are based on research into what makes successful academic writing, show students how to use business tools to analyse and produce effective writing.

While the course is aimed at students who are intending to take university degrees in business, or advance planning for careers in a global business environment, no prior knowledge of business is needed to take the course. Participants should have an intermediate level of English. Typically, this will be IELTS 5.5-7.0, CEFR B2-C1 or Cambridge First Certificate or Advanced.

This course aims to enable participants to analyse written business texts more effectively; skilfully produce different genres of business writing such as business plans and research reports; give an impressive and effective business presentation or sales pitch; and participate successfully in business-related seminar discussions.

Learning outcomes include:

-Use linear and radial note making techniques to analyse written business texts more effectively
-Use appropriate language, organisation, and a range of business tools to skilfully write various genres of business writing, such as business plans and business research reports
-Use organisation, technique and visuals to give an impressive and effective business presentation or sales pitch
-Use a range of speaking skills to successfully participate successfully in business-related seminar discussions such as concision, inclusion, clarification and consideration of multiple perspectives

Course leader

Ian Pemberton, University of Warwick

Target group

Anyone aged 18+ is welcome to study this course

Course aim

This course aims to enable participants to analyse written business texts more effectively; skilfully produce different genres of business writing such as business plans and research reports; give an impressive and effective business presentation or sales pitch; and participate successfully in business-related seminar discussions.

Credits info

7.5 EC
You must check with the relevant office of your institution if you will be awarded credit, but many institutions will allow this. In general, you’ll earn 3 credits in the US system, and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Warwick will provide any necessary supporting evidence to help evaluate the worth of the course.

Fee info

GBP 2070: Tuition fee (includes a 10% early booking discount, social programme and guest lecture series)

Scholarships

We offer enhanced discounts for Warwick alumni, Warwick study abroad partners and group bookings of 5+ students

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